High school teacher is suspended without paying after she “puts hand sanitizer in the mouth of a student who would not stop talking”
- Guyette Duhart was suspended for 10 days without payment for the incident, which allegedly took place at Polo Park Middle School last October
- Six students say Duhart took a bottle of Up and Up hand sanitizer from her desk before it was injected into the male student’s mouth
- Duhart denies the allegations and claims that the boy has put the cleanser in his own mouth
A Florida teacher was suspended for 10 days without payment after allegedly spraying hand sanitizer into the mouth of a student who “spoke too much.”
Guyette Duhart was suspended on Wednesday because of the incident, reportedly on October 14 last year at Polo Park Middle School.
Duhart denies having performed the act and has appealed the decision. She has been placed on an alternative assignment.
Teacher Guyette Duhart was suspended on Wednesday due to the incident, reportedly on October 14 last year at Polo Park Middle School (photo)
Six students told school district officials that on the day of the alleged incident, Duhart warned the boy that if he didn’t stop talking, “she’d wash his mouth with soap.”
Allegedly she ordered it from the front of the classroom and took a bottle of Up and Up hand sanitizer from her desk.
She then pumped the cleanser directly into the boy’s mouth, the six eyewitnesses told the investigators.
He then spewed the liquid on the floor and left the classroom.
However, Duhart offers a different version of events.
She says that while she has placed the bottle of disinfectant near the student’s face, he has voluntarily pumped it into his own mouth.
Duhart would have ordered the student to the front of the classroom and grabbed a bottle of Up and Up hand sanitizer on her desk
“I really wasn’t aware that anything was happening until he left,” she said, according to the research report Palm beach post.
“He returned to class and I allowed him to wash his mouth.”
The complaint is the first to be filed against Duhart in her 12-year educational career.
Polo Park Middle School made headlines in 2015, when a female student was stabbed by an eighth grade boy who set a school-wide lock in motion.
The victim sustained minor injuries and recovered.